Airport World

Plans for a brand-new contingency control tower at Heathrow have been agreed, with NATS contracted to deliver the installation and transition of the new operations room.

Work on the new Virtual Contingency Facility (VCF), which is due to be operational in 2025, has already commenced.

It will replace the existing backup ‘tower’ and represents a major investment by Heathrow, providing added resilience to the airport operation and protection to the nation’s aviation infrastructure.